Sapphire Ring Sets Auction Record

record sapphire THUMB

A 28.18 ct. exceptional platinum, Kashmir sapphire, and diamond ring sold for $5,093,000 at Sotheby’s New York on April 29. An anonymous buyer paid $180,731 per ct., a new auction record for price per carat for any sapphire. The sale was part of the Magnificent Jewels auction, in which total sales were $44,313,500. … [Read more...]

Sotheby’s “Pink Star” Buyer Defaults.

The Pink Star

In a Sotheby’s (BID) auction in November, a New York diamond cutter defeated three bidders to win the most expensive gemstone ever. Yesterday, the auction house said the buyer couldn’t pay.  The Pink Star a 59.6 carat oval-cut pink diamond, which fetched $83.2 million in a transaction guaranteed by Sotheby’s … [Read more...]

Pink Star sells for record $83M

Pink Star

The "Pink Star", a flawless pink diamond the size of a plum, sold for $83 million US in Geneva on Wednesday, a world record price for a gemstone at auction, Sotheby's said. "The diamond was bought by Isaac Wolf and the diamond has been renamed The Pink Dream," said Matthew Weigman, Sotheby's worldwide director of sales … [Read more...]

Orange Diamond Sells for 36million

The Orange Diamond

The largest  known to exist fancy-vivid orange diamond sells for 36million US at Christie’s International in Geneva today. The 14.82-carat pear-shaped stone’s price including fees was about $2.4 million per carat, according to the auction house at last night’s sale. This was a per-carat record for any colored diamond … [Read more...]

Be Smart When Buying a Diamond

buying a diamond

You need to be smart when buying a diamond and ensure you do your homework well in advance. Here are some tips that will help you approach your purchase in a wise and sensible fashion. 1) When buying a diamond choose a jeweller as you would choose a doctor. He or she should be armed with expert training, … [Read more...]

Purchasing an Engagement Ring

couple-buying-ring

Purchasing an engagement ring can seem like a daunting task, but with the correct information and right approach it can actually be a fun and painless process. When it comes to purchasing an engagement ring know what you want to spend:  You will be confronted with a dizzying array of choices when it comes to engagement rings, … [Read more...]

Alrosa Discovers 235.16ct Rough Diamond

alrosa 235 200 x 150

The diamond is estimated to be worth between $1.5 million to $2 million. A 235.16ct rough diamond was discovered by a business unit of Alrosa, the Aikhal Mining and Concentration Mill, in Russia, reports say. The diamond is described to be of gem-quality, transparent, with a yellow hue and having small graphite-sulfide … [Read more...]

Flawless Diamond sells for $30million

118 carat D Flawless

World's Largest D colour Flawless diamond was auctioned today for a record $30.6million $30.6 million was the record selling price today at Sotheby's in Hong Kong, for the world's largest, 118 carat, oval shaped, D color, Flawless diamond. The stone was discovered in 2011 as a 299-carat rough diamond in a southern African … [Read more...]

West Coast Premiere: Masters of Dreams

Masters of Dreams

We were recently contacted by French Connection Films to help promote their upcoming West Coast Premiere of their newly released DVD "Master of Dreams" at The Gemological Institute of America headquarters in Carlsbad, CA, this coming Wednesday, Sept. 18. "Master of Dreams" is a four-part documentary series … [Read more...]